Glades at a Glance

Back to School Bash set Aug. 8 A Back to School Bash will be held for Glades County students on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 4-6 p.m. at the Doyle Conner Building, 900 N U.S. Hwy 27 in Moore Haven. Students must be present to receive free school supplies. The event includes food, fun, games, music […]

Glades County Road Watch report for week of July 15

GLADES COUNTY US 27 from Boars Hammock to SR 78: Maintenance project: Crews will be landscaping near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway. SR 78 Railroad Crossing from north of Canal Road to south of Kilpatrick Drive: Construction project: Crews will […]

Glades tourism guide being compiled

A new Glades County guide for tourists is being put together to distribute to local businesses after several members of the Tourism Development Council pointed out the need for one at a recent meeting. Patty Register said visitors to her alligator farm Gatorama, off U.S. 27 in the west end of the county, often ask […]

Tobacco-free worksites promoted in Glades County

MOORE HAVEN — While the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act protects employees from secondhand smoke in some indoor worksites, countless Floridians in the nightlife industry, construction and industries with outdoor worksites are exposed to toxic secondhand smoke. The Glades County Tobacco Free Partnership wants to raise awareness about the effects of tobacco use on worksites […]

Glades at a Glance

Club meetings canceled The July and August meetings of the Moore Haven Lions Clubs have been canceled. The next meeting is set for Thursday, Sept. 20, at 5:30 p.m. at the Glades County Sheriff’s Office. When the Lions Club can be of assistance to anyone, please contact any member, including James W. Hunter at 863-227-1327, […]

Glades Training Center progress all behind the scenes

MOORE HAVEN — Glades and Hendry county commissioners and school district officials are coalescing around a more regional approach to get state funding dedicated to establishing new job training programs at the Glades County Regional Training Facility (GCRTF). There weren’t any breakthroughs to announce during their recent joint luncheon meeting at the training center, unfortunately. […]

Glades County Road Watch report for week of June 8

GLADES COUNTY US 27 from Boars Hammock to SR 78: Maintenance project: Crews will be landscaping near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.  SR 78 Railroad Crossing from north of Canal Road to south of Kilpatrick Drive: Construction project: Crews will […]

Man sentenced for failure to register as sexual offender

MOORE HAVEN — On June 26, James Thomas Watkins, 38, of Moore Haven was sentenced to 63.2 months in prison for two counts of failure to register as a sexual offender. He was convicted earlier this month following a trial in Glades County. In April 2017, Glades County sheriff’s deputies attempted to serve papers on […]

Candidates list closed in Glades

Moore Haven, school board have contests Aug. 28 The qualifying period for candidates for municipal and county offices closed June 22 for the elections taking place on Aug. 28 (primary) and Nov. 6 (general) this year. The Aug. 28 election will have races on the ballot for members of each political party to choose their […]

Glades at a Glance

Legion meeting set July 6 MOORE HAVEN — The Moore Haven American Legion Post 299, 600 River Road in Moore Haven, will meet on Friday, July 6, at 6 p.m. A complimentary dinner prepared by a post member will be served. All visiting legion members, veterans and interested persons are urged to be present and […]